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Red Rocks Park District
Reference Number: 90000725
This property was designed by Burnham Hoyt with Stanley Morse, and constructed by the CCC, largely between 1935-1941. It was listed in the NR on 5/18/1990.
Red Rocks Park clearly represents the ideals of the City Beautiful Movement. It
is easily accessible to Denver residents; has a carefully planned scenic drive,
and exposes city dwellers to the beauties and wonders of nature. Red Rock's
drive is a carefully planned parkway winding through the natural red sandstone
uplifts. Not only is the park important because of its natural environment, but
also because of its cultural environment. The park contains the Red Rocks
amphitheater, recognized throughout the world as a beautiful, inventive, and
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